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"Whipping up the perfect ARMOUR-wood sign just for you!"

Looking For A High Strength Weather Proof Sign Material?

Choosing the right materials for your outdoor sign can make an oustanding difference.


Advanced ARMOUR-Wood sign material has a solid plywood core permanently sealed with aluminum sheeting factory bonded to the surface. The thickness and density of this pre-finished aluminum metal sign board makes it one of the strongest panels in the sign industry with greater impact and wind resistance than Alumalite, Dibond or plain Aluminum.

The Aluminum metal sign panel is bonded to the plywood core and comes with a smooth finish. All edges are sealed with a plastic 1/2" cap which not only protects the product from moisture, but also creates a finished edge.

When using a contrasting color like black edge cap on a white sign, the black edge cap automatically serves as a decorative 1/2" border on the sign. If you don't want a border on your white sign, choose white trim cap instead so the trim cap will blend in with the sign.

ARMOUR-Wood Applications

When you need a sturdy, rigid sign panel designed to last for many years outdoors, ARMOUR-Wood metal signs are ideally suited for permanent outdoor business signage, construction site signs, real estate signs, wall mounted signs, post and panel signs, hanging and fence mount signs.

ARMOUR-Wood Finishing

To create a finished appearance, the edges of the ARMOUR-Wood metal sign material can be capped with either white or black plastic trim. Edge capping enhances the appearance of ARMOUR-Wood by making it look like a solid aluminum sheet.

Here are the key points to know about custom ARMOUR-Wood signs:

  • ARMOUR-Wood Signs have the highest rigid
    panel strength of all sign materials
  • The sign panel itself is made up of a solid
    wood core that is factory sealed with an
    aluminum, armour plate shield on both sides
  • Comes in an extra heavy duty, SOLID,
    1/2" thickness
  • ARMOUR-Wood signs last for decades
  • Uncoated Economy Grade Signs are rated
    to last up to 3 years outdoors
  • Coated Premium Grade Signs are rated to
    last 6-8 years outdoors
  • ARMOUR-Wood signs can be one-sided
    or two-sided
  • Signs made from ARMOUR-Wood have a
    high tolerance for extreme cold and hot
  • ARMOUR-Wood is rustproof and waterproof
  • ARMOUR-Wood sign panels are highly rigid
    and weigh only 2 pounds per square foot
  • They come standard with edge caps that
    provide a professional, finished appearance
  • Edge caps permanently seal the edge of
    the sign
  • These signs are easy-to-mount
    (mounting kits are available)
Plus, ARMOUR-Wood signs are highly versatile:
  • ARMOUR-Wood custom signs can be made
    any size you want
  • Any design, artwork, photo or logo can
    be used for ARMOUR-Wood custom signs
  • And your new sign can be virtually any
    color you want.

Instant Sign Prices

Sometimes, all you want is the bottom line!

Our online ARMOUR-Wood sign pricing tool instantly calculates the exact prices on ARMOUR-Wood metal signs, shows you quantity discounts, and even lets you compare this product to other metal sign alternatives!

And don't forget…at TheSignChef, shipping for ARMOUR-Wood signage and all other indoor and outdoor signs is free for orders within the continental US greater than $50 for ground and greater than $400 for freight, and orders outside the state of South Carolina are tax-free!

We offer more colors for ARMOUR-Wood signs than anyone out there on the web!

Alumalite Sign Colors

You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage. You can even choose a reflective color!

Specialty finishes including brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver are available in a standard .040" aluminum thickness. Or for thicker signs in these finishes, check out our Dibond sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core.

Big or Small, We Do It All!

While most sign companies are setting limits to what size your ARMOUR-Wood sign can be, we are printing ARMOUR-Wood signs in every size imaginable!

ARMOUR-Wood signage from TheSignChef comes in sizes up to 4' x 10' in a single, seamless sheet. This is the very largest, rigid, seamless ARMOUR-Wood sign panel available in the market today. If you need a sign that is larger than that, no worries! Just let us know, and we'll make sure to get you any size ARMOUR-Wood sign you need.

Displaying ARMOUR-Wood signage is easy! We offer installation kits and accessories that will help you mount your new sign to wood, metal, stucco, brick masonry or concrete! Or if you'd like to hang your ARMOUR-Wood metal sign, just let us know. We can drill holes to the top of your sign to simplify the hanging process!

"At first I thought that I would never be able to decide which metal sign material to go with but then I called your company and Lori helped me choose which one was best for me.

I did not know that there were so many different types of sign materials

Thank you so much for all your helpful information.

Until next time,"

Robert Davis
The Davis Group
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

"Your company's ordering process was smooth, and we are very satisfied with the signs you produced for us.

I can say that I searched for our needs via the web for a few days before coming across your site. I found it very easy to understand what I was getting from you and all communication was excellent.

Again thank you for your time and product."

Jason Maurer
Cardinal Health
Groveport Ohio

Frequently Asked Questions About ARMOUR-Wood Signs

"What colors can I make my ARMOUR-Wood sign?"

We offer more colors for ARMOUR-Wood signs than anyone out there on the web!

You can now choose from ANY color under the sun when designing your new signage. You can even choose a reflective color!

If you would like a specialty metal finish such as brushed gold, mirror gold, brushed silver or mirror silver, they are available in our Dibond sign material, which is made up of two aluminum sheets on either side of a solid plastic core, or with standard aluminum signs.

ARMOUR-Wood Signs for Real Estate Development

"What is the life span of ARMOUR-Wood signs?"

The ARMOUR-Wood material itself will usually outlast the artwork on your sign. Our uncoated Economy Grade Signs are rated to last up to 3 years outdoors while our Premium Grade Signs coated with an optically clear, UV Protective Lamination are rated to last 6-8 years outdoors. ARMOUR-Wood signs can last for decades indoors.

"How do you mount or install ARMOUR-Wood signs?"


During handling and installation, extreme care must be exercised. The painted metal sign finish is not as scratch resistant as you might think. Although ARMOUR-Wood is highly weather and fade resistant, the paint can be easily scratched if you're not careful.

When cleaning the surface, only use a mild soapy water solution and the softest cloth you can find. Don't use dry paper towels as they can put extremely fine scratches in the paint which may be visible up close.

Please Note:


The manufacturer of ARMOUR-Wood has done an exceedingly poor job of letting sign companies know how important it is to seal the wood edges properly. While this may seem like common sense, the "fine print" on the manufacturer's website also warns that their "warranty is null and void if their product is not sealed with their proprietary sealer".

In order to keep the manufacturer's warranty valid, we only use the recommended sealer as a watertight moisture barrier. When combined with the plastic edge capping, Armour-Wood is guaranteed not to delaminate for five (5) full years!

Unfortunately, most sign companies are simply not aware of this warranty condition and fail to use the proper sealant which could lead to premature failure of their signs (and warranty), even though they use the same sign material!

"What are the most common uses for ARMOUR-Wood metal signs?"

  • Corporate
  • Architectural
  • Tradeshow
  • POP Displays
  • Contractors
  • Real Estate
  • New Construction
  • Commercial
  • Marina
  • Directional
  • Hospital
  • University
  • Military
  • Industrial
  • Business

"Are custom ARMOUR-Wood metal signs suitable for installation between two posts?"

On a scale of 1 to 10, with "10" having the highest relative strength, here's how each aluminum sign background material compares to one another:

aluminum Chart

"How quickly can I have my ARMOUR-Wood sign designed, produced and delivered?"

Up-To-The-Minute Custom ARMOUR-Wood Production Update!

We still have a few spots OPEN in today's schedule. So if you place your order today, our Art Department will e-mail you a proof tomorrow.

Wouldn’t you prefer to get this ARMOUR-Wood signage project off your plate so you can move on to other important tasks? You can design & order your custom ARMOUR-Wood sign now and instantly save 15%-30% at checkout or call us now at 1-800-899-6272 and we’ll reserve your spot in today’s schedule for a proof.
"I demand accurate, on-time production from myself and my team on even the smallest of ARMOUR-Wood sign0 projects." - Delio Campo

"Most orders ship within 1-3 days... if you need your order even faster, just let me know. I’ll make sure to get it out for you!"

"How do I know that my custom ARMOUR-Wood sign will turn out the way I want?"

With almost 25 years in the ARMOUR-Wood sign industry, we continue to exceed customer expectations and guarantee our work with 100% satisfaction

Are you concerned that your custom ARMOUR-Wood sign may not turn out the way you want?

After all, we are probably hundreds of miles away from you so how can you be certain your order will turn out right? Fortunately, it only takes seconds to transmit full-color custom ARMOUR-Wood sign designs from our computer to yours because e-mails travel so fast these days.

Upon order approval, here’s how the process works:

  1. First, your order goes straight to the Art Department
  2. Our Graphic Designer will then e-mail you a proof
    (a “proof” is a picture of what your sign will look like)
  3. Once you review the layout, let us know if you would like to see any changes, and …
  4. If you have any changes, we will e-mail you proofs as needed until you’re completely happy with your design.

"Do you offer any buyer protection guarantees?"

Yes! Every ARMOUR-Wood sign order comes with a 100% Buyer Protection Guarantee

Don't let OTHER ARMOUR-Wood sign companies give you the run-around, we stand behind all of our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, even if we have to pay for it!

Sometimes, we make mistakes. We are only human after all. But it's how a business handles mistakes that counts, wouldn't you agree? So if we do happen to overlook something on your order, we will bend over backwards to make you happy. We stand behind our work with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Guarantee.

We will promptly replace any product that is defective in workmanship or that is different from what you approved. And for your trouble, you'll even get a very pleasant surprise gift.

"Is your website secure and credit card safe?"

Does the thought of buying custom ARMOUR-Wood signs online with a credit card leave you feeling a bit anxious?

Are you worried you might be taking an unnecessary risk? With all the bad press about credit card fraud and card numbers getting stolen by hackers, it's wise to proceed with caution. We can understand if you still have some personal concerns about the safety of your credit card information.

  1. Security is our #1 priority when we are processing your ARMOUR-Wood sign order online. We utilize the latest in encryption technology and locked-down, firewalled internet serversOur system uses the latest 256-bit Encryption SSL technology as used by the Banking Industry,, and thousands of other online merchants
  2. SSL technology works by encrypting all your personal and credit card information so it can travel over the internet without being intercepted by thieves
  3. And as an added precaution, the moment you complete your custom dibond sign order online and the charges are authorized by your credit card company, your credit card information is INSTANTLY DELETED from our data-base. It's the same as if you walked into our business, charged your order and then we SHREDDED your credit card receipt.